The gospel is the treasure that is put into earthen vessels. The value of the gospel is incalculable and yet God chose to put it in earthen vessels. If it was left to us this valuable treasure of the gospel would have been in a place closely guarded in a secure place. However, God has shown mercy to the whole world. The gospel is not entrusted to angels. It will be one day as stated in the book of revelation. (Revelation 14:6) “And I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those dwelling on the earth, even to every nation and kindred and tongue and people,”.
The truth of the gospel will never change. It is now entrusted to men who are keepers of this treasure, the ministers of the gospel. These earthen vessels are the work of God’s hands. Molded and made by God Himself to carry the gospel. They are fragile in their nature; and the power of God keeps them strong. He enables them to endure distress and persecution, ridicule and slander, poverty and want, nakedness and cold, homelessness and hunger and are hated for Christ’s sake.
This is the time to seek the face of the Lord as we realize the preciousness of the gospel entrusted to us. How we as earthen vessels have to make this light that is in us to shine forth to the dark world outside. It lays more emphasis on how much we have to support the ministers of the gospel in every way we can. God had not just given us the gospel to take it everywhere but also the means to help in the preaching of the gospel. Before the earthen vessel crumble, we must stand for the gospel all the days of our lives.